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Now plan a good garden.
bought your clover seed yet?
Send for needed plow-irons now, so
as to be ready.
Remedies for San Jose scale are
now coniined largely to winter appli
A farmer should use common sense
In spreading manure, just as in any
Straw is of practically no value to
feed to cows or other animals that are
The desire to earn money seems to
be just at this moment the uppermost
Impulse in the mind among women.
Most soils, naturally, well drained,
seem to be suitable for alfalfa, pro
vided their physical condition is good.
There is a man who operates a ser
pent farm in Texas for the hides
which are tanned into belts, purses,
Ten cents’ worth of preservative
treatment will often extend the life
of a fence/ post from 2 to nearly 20
broom corn is bringing prices this
year that will cause many a south
western farmer to wish he had plant
ed more or less acreage.
On the average, the hay produced
on an acre of land in five years will
contain lfi.6 per cent of protein, or an
equivalent of 2.65 per cent, of nitro
Pasturing the rye will cause it to
"stool,” and thus the crop is im
proved—ipaking a gain in two ways.
Do not allow it to be eaten too
Seed corn, to be properly dried,
should be placed in a warm, dry, well
ventilated room where there is an
even temperature which does not go
below 35 degrees.
BRACING FENCE GATE POSTS
Very Effective Way, and One That
Will Not Require Much Extra
The posts of a gate placed in a
straight line of wire fence requires
just as much bracing as a corner post.
A very effective way, and one that
No Wood Braces Are Used.
will not require much extra material,
Is shown in the accompanying sketch,
writes Vincent Whitman, in Popular
Mechanics. The two posts of the
gate will need to be extra long and
well set in the ground. The tops of
the posts are then tied with wire so
as to hold them in a parallel position
with the right width between for the
gate. The fence wires are twisted
tight and held to the posts with
The Man for the Farm.
The ideal hired man on the farm Is
one who farms because he is in love
with the work, and who studies the
best methods of agriculture* both by
observation and books and papers,
and who prefers the cleanly, orderly
and healthy occupation of farm life to
the squalid and disturbing influence of
The hired man who receives from
$30 to $40 per month and his board
the year around, is better off financial
ly and more often becomes independ
ent than many city workmen whose
wages are three times as much.
Care of Farm Implements.
Are your hay tools lying out in the
field where you used them last? And
that binder—isn’t it still standing out
in the oat field right where you un
hitched from it when the last bundle
was hound? Do you always leave your
plows, cultivators and harrows scat
tered around the farm that way dur
ing the winter? Broken handles and
levers and rust galore will be your
portion when you run them out for
use in the spring. All things consid
ered, shed room is mighty cheap.
Plows from Canada.
According to Consul General James
W. Ragsdale of Halifax, a Canadian
plow company has, during the past
few months shipped from Brantford,
Ont., eight carloads of traction plows
to the United States and has received
definite specifications for 75 carloads
more for shipment before April 1.
This is probably the first time that a
Canadian manufacturer in this line
has successfully entered the United
Big Corn Crop.
In a corn-growing contest in North
Carolina 227 bushels were grown on
one acre. It is believed that this
breaks official records In this coun
Another batch of cyclamens should j
be sown to follow the August sown
Keep freesias quite cool, but water 1
freely and let them have all the light ;
Turn up all dirty land roughly to ex
pose the weed roots to frost and re
peat this at intervals.
Look over caladium, gloxinia and be- i
goula bulbs and do not let them get
too dry or they will shrivel.
Put out the new orchard just as j
soon as winter breaks, but be careful
that the roots do not freeze.
An acre of apple trees will pay bet-!
ter than an acre of corn and does not
require one-fourth as much work.
Cold fruit tastes better than fruit
that has been kept in a warm room.'
This is particularly true of grapes.
When pruning apple trees cut the
limbs as near the trunk as possible,
so the wound may heal over quickly.
Always cook apples in earthen or
granite ware utensils and use silver,
granite or wooden spoons for stirring.
Keep the propagating cases and
benches full, as many things can be
multiplied at this season, saving room
When poor fruit is produced there
Is a reason. Aim to tied it by a
careful study of the trees and condi
Tree planting must not go on In
frosty weather, but the preparation
of the quarters for trees need not be
A grtii e vine can be purchased tor
ten cents which may produce several
bushels of fruit each year for one hun
Fruit will keep better in a barn
cellar than in a house cellar, for the
house cellar is warmed by the heated
Preparing stakes and labels and
siding up roots of flowers or vege
tables in storage makes good work for
CARING FOR THE STRAWBERRY;
Plant Will Adapt Itself to Almost Any
Garden Soil, But Rich, Moist
Loam Is Best.
The strawberry will adapt itself to
almost any good garden soil, but a
rich, moist and fairly heavy loam is
A Profitable Variety.
best. Anything approaching a light,
gravelly, shallow soil is useless; but
where such exists it can be improved
by the addition of clayey soil and by a
goodly portion of cow manure or well
rotted horse manure. While the
strawberry delights in a rather moist
soil, yet it is essential that water
should be drained off and not allowed
to remain on the surface.
Select good plants. There is no
economy in planting cheap or inferior
stock. It pays to plant the best.
There are a great many varieties of
strawberries, but we must not be in
cautious, for many plants are lost each
year by amateurs who neglect to fol
low this very precaution.
I There is a difference of opinion re
garding the be^t method ot' growing
the plants—whether to the hill or sin
gle plant system, or to the hedge row,
allowing four or six new runners to
become established. We have tried
both methods, and with the single
plant or hill system we secured a
smaller amount of, berries, but much
larger In size as well as more nearly
uniform In size than those secured
from the hedge row. Some growers
are inclined to the hill system for
the small bed in the home garden on
account of the ease of cultivation and
keeping the bed absolutely free from
weeds and grass and giving easy ac
cess to the plants for applying mulch
: about them.
Following this method all runners
should be cut off as soon as they ap
pear, as they will weaken the main
plant. Keep the bed free from grass
and weeds; cultivate the soil fre
quently, but do not stir the soil near
the crowns, as this would injure the
growth of the plant.
Store echeverias in any shed- -or
building from which severe frost is
excluded. Sun shining on the plants
after freezing does more harm to them
than the actual frost.
Sowing of Acorns.
Regarding the sowing of acorns for
esters sow them in narrow beds, i
broadcast, transplanting them when
two years old.
PROGRESS OF WHITE RIBBON
Unprecedented Interest Taken in
Coming World's Convention to
Be Held at Glasgow.
The latest news in world W. C. T.
I7, circles shows encouraging prog
ress being made in England, Scot
land, Canada. France, Norway, ltd
glum, Germany, Russia, Palestine,
Cape Colony. India, Ceylon, Japan,
Australia and tlie United States.
Preliminary announcement of the
plans for the world's \V. C. T. I7, con
vention, to be held at Glasgow, Scot
land, June 4-11. IS110, are already be
ing issued ami indicate a gathering of
Unprecedented interest in White Rib
bon circles. One of the notable fea
tures of the convention will be a
world-wide exhibition of literature to
illustrate the international work of,
the union along that line.
At a convention held at the borne
of tlie president of tlie National W.,
C. T. ft. of France, plans wore re
cently made to organize new unions j
in many centers throughout that ;
country. Miss Agnes Slack lias been J
addressing various gatherings of
French women to this end in Paris and
Tolling of the wide sweep ol tem
poranre in her own and other lands,
President Lillian M. N. Stevens, of the j
World society, states:
"Every sane and well informed per- j
son knows that the temperance move
ment is important and far reaching: j
even its enemies will admit this. The '
term ‘temperance people,’ as used in
connection with the present day
movement, is understood to mean
those who advocate total abstinence
for the state and nation. The World’s j
Woman's Christian Temperance union,
founded by Miss Frances R Willard,
with its banner set up in more than
fifty nations of the world—a society
which is neither sectarian nor partisan
—is composed of this kind of temper
"We have great reason to rejoice.
Inasmuch as there is today more total
abstinence sentiment than ever be
fore. No sane total abstainer will
say he is sorry he has not been u
"My home has always been in the
state of Maine, and I elaim that I am
qualified to testify regarding the value
of temperance laws to a state, espe
cially to the homes of liie state; that
I am competent to make comparisons,
because 1 have visited every state and
studied the practical effects of license
law's—high license, low license, segre
gation, and the dispensary, or Gothen
burg, system and I know that, from
a temperance standpoint, the law is
the best law ever enacted to apply to
the liquor traffic.
"I am well aware of the stories re
garding the failure of the law in
Maine, which have been reported by
such men as Mr. Thompson of New
Zealand, employed by the liquor trade
of his country; Mr. Snyder of Ohio,
employed by the brewers in this coun
try, and Mayor Hose of Milwaukee,
who honestly represents tlie brewers
of his city.
"The majority of the Maine people
have for half a hundred years stood
firmly for the measure against the ef
forts of all liquordom for its over
throw. The law has also had the com
mendation of outsiders, or of visitors
to the state, who are capable of
judging, and who are not prejudiced
by connection with the liquor trade
or by personal, habitual use of strong
"Recently Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman,
tile great evangelist, after having
been in Portlar d about three weeks,
before an audience of 4,000 men as
sembled in the Portland Auditorium,
in vigorous terms defended the total
abstinence law as he had seen it. His
statement was received with loud and
long applause by the whole vast as
"Temperance does reduce poverty,
delinquency, dependency and crime;
prohibition does reduce the amount
of liquor sold and consumed; prohibi
tion tremendously hurts the liquor
trade, and this Is the reason why pro
hibition is always opposed by the dis
tiller, the brewer, the liquor seller
and their emissaries.”
Dr. Holmes’ Temperance Testimony.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes once
gave telling testimony of his sympa
thy with the advocates of temperance
and the cause. He said: "I took $250
instead of $100, rent during the pres
ent year, for a store on Long Wharf,
which 1 managed for my mother, rath
er than let it, like many of those
about it, for a grocery, knowing that
rum would be retailed from it. I
mention this because it implies that 1
am not wholly insensible to the sig
nficance of this particular reform, and
that, if needs be, I can make some
little sacrifice for it.”
Russia's State Monopoly.
The following report issued from
Russia presents a striking comment
on the possibilities of state-sold al
"A Pan-Russian anti-alcoholic con
gress was recently summoned and was
duly opened with much ceremony.
A police decree was issued simul
taneously forbid’ding all speeches
against the state monopoly of the
spirit shops and of the sale of vodka.
The congress was thus unable to con
METHOD OF CURING CLOVER
Practice of Maine Agricultural Experi
ment Station in Caring for Hay
Crop with Little Waste,
iRY PROF. G. \Y. GOWEt.L)
The practice of the Maine agricul
tural experiment station in curing
clover is to mow it when there is a
prospect of dry weather for a couple
of days and when it is free from water
or dew and let it lie as cut that day,
or, if it has wilted somewhat on the
surface, turn it by hand or tedder just
If not turned the first afternoon It
is turned or teddered the second day
add again toward noon.
In the afternoon of the second day ;
It Is put into cocks about live feet
high. Ordinarily It is wilted at this
time, but if the weather has turned
dark or the clover !s very heavy, por- j
tlons of it are liable to he unwilled,!
in which case the cocks are made
The cocks are made by using small
forkfuls flattened out so that it will
come off in layers when handled again i
As it cures it settles, and unless the
cocks are high in proportion to their '
width they will flatten out, which is
The walls are kept perpendicular
three-fourths of Hie way up and then
gradually drawn in. Much time need
not be consumed in making the
bunches, as it is quickly done.
One condition is imperative—the
clover must go into the cock free from
rain or dew. It can he safely cocked
when containing lots of water from its
own juices, but not when even a little
moist from water.
We allow it to stand in cocks throe
or four days, or longer, before disturb
ing it. On a day in which the alt- Is
dry we open up the hunches so that |
tin air can draw through them, and
usually after about two hours’ expo
sure the hay ts ready to draw to the
barn. It. is not necessary to tear It
apart and wear it out, as it readily
parts with Its own moisture, which is
chiefly near the renter and the bot
tom of the hunches.
If rain falls while the clover Is In
the hunch it does not wet it deeply
after the hunches have been made for
a few hours. When rain comes we let
the bunches alone and the water dries
out o.f itself when sound weather
To successfully cure clover or other
fodder plants in this way it Is essen
tial to let tlie cocks alone and allow
them to cure and dry out undisturbed.
Clover thus cured and aired out just
before putting into the barn does not
burn in the mow or come out dusty,
in midwinter a handful from the mow
can be twisted into a knot without
breaking the stocks or wringing off
We also cure green oats and peas
in the same way. Out of 32 tons
i weighed into the barn one year and
i fed out in winter all of the oats made
i from it by the cattle were collected
I and saved in one stack.
This method of curing succeeds in
ordinary weather. Of course heavy,
prolonged rains mean defeat to thin or
any system unless the bunches are
covered with cloth or fiber caps.
TELEPHONE WIRES ON TREES
How They May Be Attached Without
Doing Injury and Danger of
Breaking Wires Obviated.
(By J. K. BIUDGMAN.)
The accompanying illustration
shows how telephone wires may he
so attached to trees that the grow
ing tree is not injured, and the very
Wire Attached to Tree.
common danger of breaking the wires
through the swaying of the trees dur
ing the winds, is obviated. A T-hinge,
ten or 12 inch size, is used for the
Corn silage Is about the cheapest
and most efficient to supplement the
winter rations for dairy and beef cat
tle, horses, calves and sheep. It is
cheaper to handle the corn crop in the
form of silage than any other way.
And should there be another summer
; of little rain the well-stocked silo fur
nishes succulent green feed and
1 comes as a great relief to the husk
; band man.
Crops for Cutover Lands.
i Observations of the sandy pine cut
over lands in Michigan, Wisconsin
and Montana have been continued by
j the department of agriculture and
work begun In the growing of hairy
vetch as a seed and forage crop. The
light, sandy soils of the north prom
ise to be well adapted to this crop.
Wages for Farm Workmen.
Government reports show that the
average prices paid farm workmen
have risen from an average of $10.43
per month in 1870 to $17 in 1906. The
next census is expected to show a
very much larger increase.
DWARF PEARS IN MUCH FAVOR
Eastern Orchnrdlsts Report Them as
Profitable and Trees Bear for
(UY NV. l’ARDWK OV’ CODORADO AQ
Dwarf pear trees have been in much
favor with eastern orchnl'distB for
many years, and many large and prof
liable orchards are of this kind. Many
of them are profitable and the trees
are in good condition after having
been planted 50 years. This does not
bear out the common notion that
dwarf trees are short lived. Then,
dwarfing induces early bearing, anil
with pears In particular, extra size
and quality are secured because of
the greater ease with which small
trees may be pruned, thinned and
There Is no mystery connected with
the dwarfing of trees. Scions of
standard varieties are grafted or
budded on small growing species with
in the family, or upon dwarf forms of
the same species, in tiie case of pears
tile stock used is the quince. The
quince Is slow growing and seldom at
tains a height of more than 12 feet;
usually less. Rome varieties of pears
will not unite with the quince, so what,
is known ns "double working” Is re
sorted to. This consists first tn graft
ing a pear variety which is known to
unite with the quince, such as the Vic
ar; then, when this has attained suf
ficient size, again grafting to the de
Dwarf pears should he planted deep
er than standards. Dwarf pears j
should not he allowed to attain a
height greater than 12 feet, else the
end sought In planting them will be
defeated. Severe pruning must usual
ly be practiced, often as much as one- j
“half to two thirds of Riseason's growth
must: he removed, especially during j
the early life of the tree. Hy careful j
training the top may he spread so
that a comparatively large amount of j
hearing surface Is secured. Dwarf |
pears are often planted as close us ;
ten feet apart each way, making 436
trees to the acre. At this distance,
the trees will be too close together;
1.5 feet away each way, or lit:! trees to
the acre, would no doubt he prefer
, UNCLE SAM’S PRIZE APPLE
i One Shown at Spokane Measured
Seventeen and One-Half Inches
The apple which took the prize, at
the Spokane apple khow measured
17 Vfe Inches In < ircumfwencc nn'l
weighed 31 enures. The picture will
give some Idea of its size, as the coin
leaning against H is a half dollar.
This apple has been cased In bronze.
Uncle Sam’s Prize Apple.
thickly plated with gold and given
to the exhibitor as his prize.
More than five million apples were
exhibited and the prizes amounted to
The displays sold at high prices
and were distributed through the
United States for exhibition purposes,
sometimes being sent to London, Her
: lin and Paris.
Tree Grows a Needle.
It take all kinds of trees to make
a world, and some 01' them are very
1 curious. The Mexican maguay tree
j is said to furnish a needle and thread
all ready for use. At the tip of each
dark green leaf is a slender thorn
needle that must be carefully drawn
from its sheath; at the same time it
slowly unwinds fiber attached to the i
thorn, and capable of being drawn out 1
to a great length.
Work for Frosty Weather.
Manure teaming, breaking up land
for the frost to penetrate, burning up
rubbish and screening ashes for vari
ous uses are all good, healthy work
for frosty weather.
IN MODERN SOCIETY
PICTURE THAT REALLY IS NOT
Incident That Would Act as a Sug
gestion for an Up-to-Date Novel,
Though the Ending Is
The hero and heroine are married
and have been for years.
All is lovely and proper. Moth
despise each other and spend their
time motoring, planing, flirting and at
tending house parties.
The heroine Is very beautiful. The
hero, her husband, had forgotten this.
In fact, not having seen Ills wife much
for several years, except in a casual
way, he Is astonished when he meets
her at a week end party.
She Is more beautiful than ever,
having just been skinned by 'a beauty
specialist She wears two bushels of
the latest style of hair, and her hus
band fails to recognize her at all
He, on the other band, has fallen
out of Ills aeroplane and lias ex
changed his Human nose for a Gre
chin She fails also to recognize him.
The two are mutually attracted.
They spend much time in each oth
er's company, and at 2:30 on the fol
lowing afternoon fall in love with a
"Will you be mine?" he asks her.
"Surest thing you know," she re
plies. "As soon as 1 can get a di
"Darling." the enraptured husband
i-rlea, "What is your name?"
She tells him. "Heavens!" he cried,
'You are my wife!"
She faints He clasps iter in liis
inns and revives her. Then, hand in
hand, they talk over the terrible situ
"We must conceal our love," the
liusb'and declares, "if it is discovered
that we are in love we will tie dis
Is there no other way?" the wife
"No," said liie husband sternly. "If
it was known that 1 was in love with
my wife and you with your husband,
what would society say?”
"Stop!" cried flic wife "Do you
love me enough to do a great thing
“I do," declared the husband.
"Then let us leave society and stay
married," said the wife, turning pale,
A minute elapses in which the read
er is supposed to read the advertise
ments in the back of the book. Then
the husband clasps her In ills arms.
"I will!” he said.
MAN TO BE THE SERVANT
Women Sole Owners and Rulers of t
Corner of Australia—Promises
to Be Success.
Australians in New York have b»ei
Interested or amused, according to in
dividual bent, at news and stories tha
have been circulated lately amenj
them from the great island continen
in the Pacific, says the New York Su;
These have to do with the mo'
ment among women of the bust
commonwealth to take theme *
apart from the rule of inan.
The edict against man
spoken, and spoke" c * ,e
, , .. . •* at loud, in t
voice of the )• ,.-i, ... ...
. ,, . , >ag>Sdt Womans Horn
holders ler . , . , , ,
ith |r St*-, a league that bristl
>*Vp<'«'dcnce. The Kiigli
.! 0111 +* s Householders’ league has 1
r’ s*t\ from the western state govei
lAcnt of Australia a tract of land th
is to he all its own, all and sob
woman’s own. The land is an I
mense tract at Wilson s Inlet, and
to be used for the establishment of
(arm colony on a large scale. T
leaders and founders of the mot
ment, which It is declared is now
active working order, are Mrs. Crool
principal of the Woman’s Agrlcultui
college In Worcestershire, Englan
Mrs. Emily Crawford and .\#Iss Ilet
Sawyer, M. D.
"No prohibition state," say t
proud Australian women, “was ever
rigidly guarded from its arch enei
as this settlement will be from t
machination of the ‘thing that
known as man.’ ” l
* he Australian newspapers say th
each woman buyer Is obliged to si
a clause In her title deed of ownersb
so phrased as to prevent any futu
selling of the land to any male. ]
man Is to be permitted to own sto
or at any time "directly or Indirect
to hold office” In this great agric
tural enterprise of emancipated wo
en. The lenders, It Is said, have shot
the possession of a keen practical e
and mind, for the land they ha
chosen Is out of the way, yet rich, a
a fine place for grazing and also 1
The stories say that all the capl’
required for the present expendltu'i
lias been subscribed and that 14 bon
steads are already occupied.
Are right here in the adtertising
columns of this paper.
If what you’re selling has merit
An ad. will sell it fi*r you.
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